Me: I’m glad we were able to take you all to the activity field yesterday because the weather is dreadful today.
Nell: Yes. Poppy enjoyed the paddling pool.
Me: It was good to see Dave and Harriet running off the lead. You didn’t do much running.
Nell: I prefer taking my time and Kev needed someone to sit with him.
Me: Did he really though?
Nell: As his primary Carer I need to be on standby.
Me: Primary Carer?
Nell: Moving on, there has been an unfortunate incident this morning.
Me: Was Knitwear Wolf late with the papers?
Nell: Rupert is never late.
Me: Did Dave have two breakfasts again?
Nell: David always has two breakfasts. Early cereal with Malcolm and a substantial breakfast later.
Me: Why Malcolm?
Nell: It is David and Malcolm’s Special Time. The house is quiet and they can talk things through.
Me: Oh, I see.
Nell: Everyone needs a Special Time.
Me: Why don’t we have one then?
Nell: We’re having one now. Where was I?
Me: An unfortunate incident?
Nell: Oh yes. Beauregard and Oliver have been taken into custody for questioning.
Nell: To be honest I think Beauregard is the one who’s been reported and Oliver just went along too. Those two are inseparable.
Me: What has he done?
Nell: Disturbed the peace.
Me: Has he been playing his trumpet again?
Nell: Not as far as I know. Apart from Sunday Songs of course. I think it was the roaring.
Me: Do tigers roar?
Nell: It’s more of a very loud growl. You can actually feel it. Anyway, apparently a Beefy fell out of the sky and suffered minor injuries.
Me: It can’t have been Oliver then. Opossums definitely don’t roar.
Nell: We know that. Do keep up.
Me: Yes. Sorry.